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Daylily 'Tuscawilla Tigress'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Tuscawilla Tigress
Hybridized by Hansen
Registered or introduced: 1988
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Nocturnal (noc.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:


Color Patterns:



Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Stout Silver Medal Runner-up

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

College, Alaska

San Jose, California

Cloverdale, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Barbourville, Kentucky

Dayton, Kentucky

Hazard, Kentucky

Lancaster, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Brown City, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Syracuse, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Morehead City, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

Grove City, Ohio

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 4, 2012, OldPerfessor from Hazard, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Such a beautiful plant. It grows 36-48" tall during the Summer and has large, orange and yellow blooms. Very sturdy-stemmed and hardy plant. A prolific bloomer and a real eye catcher in the back of the flower bed.


On Aug 22, 2009, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

Proving to be one of the best growing daylilies that I have here in Zone 8.


On Jan 26, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Very hardy and vigourous producer of blooms in my zone.


On Sep 15, 2006, saradipity from Fairbanks, AK wrote:

Living in Fairbanks, Alaska (USDA Zones 1-4) provides a tough environment for lots of perennials. The 'Tigress' has been in my garden for three years, getting bigger every year, but I have had no blooms! I have tried excessive fertilizers and pH balanced my soil. Its leaves are very healthy.


On Aug 4, 2006, Sherlock221 from Lancaster, KY wrote:

I highly recommend this large, showy daylily. It's tall, the blooms are large and bright -- they can be seen from a long distance away. It's a prolific bloomer and has a long bloom period. I've only had mine for a few years, but it has increased quite a bit and really put on a show this year. It's growing well for me in part shade. Give it plenty of room when planting.


On May 21, 2006, RavenCroft from Jordan, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

A garden show-off if ever there was one. This is a nocturnal lily. Starts to open in the evening. By 7am the next morning you are greeted with a breath-taking bloom! Highly recommend this lily. Very hardy in my locale, growing to 37". PARENTAGE: (Seductor X TETRA Pat Mercer) At this writing, Tigress is not setting pods from Tet crossings. Could it possibly revert to it's Pat Mercer diploid parentage? Tune in later!


On Apr 8, 2006, MLT from Grove City, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Lots of big, bright blooms, lots of new fans every year. A great plant!


On Jul 8, 2005, daryl from vernon, BC (Zone 6a) wrote:

Prolific bloomer, stunning color, large blooms; highly recommend for your garden.


On Jun 19, 2003, yogaman from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Bright orange with dark orange eyezone and chartreuse throat.
Parentage: Seductor X Tera Pat Mercer
2000 Stout Silver Medal runner-up


On Feb 1, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

7.25" orange blooms, 25" scapes